Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore)

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Reporter for @NYTimes, staff writer at @NYTmag, @MSNBC political analyst.

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2011-02-28 18:27:35

NEW with  @Daniel Marans — Buttigieg is struggling to explain his lack of transparency on his fundraising. Released bundlers in Q1 but not since. Won’t commit to doing so. Won’t allow press into closed-door fundraisers (which Biden does) https://www.huffpost.com/entry/pete-buttigieg-fundraisers-bundlers-donors_n_5debcfb5e4b07f6835b38186

Part of what we're seeing in these stories about toxic culture at hypergrowth start-ups is the exhaustion inherent in working at companies that don't have positive and defensible operating margins

To be clear, she wasn't saying she viewed the flag that way, but arguing many South Carolinians viewed it that way. (she says "people saw it as...") She used a similar equivocation in her announcement on removing the flag. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/06/22/us/Transcript-Gov-Nikki-R-Haley-of-South-Carolina-Add...

Nikki Haley says the Confederate flag was about "service, and sacrifice, and heritage" until Dylan Roof "hijacked" it

Nikki Haley says the Confederate flag was about "service, and sacrifice, and heritage" until Dylan Roof "hijacked" it

The New Republic in 2019 is a bit different from The New Republic of 2009

The New Republic in 2019 is a bit different from The New Republic of 2009

I was also really struck by this in the executive summary: how does Uber stack up against other forms of transportation? Answer, per Uber: it’s hard to say. They note that NYC had 1,125 reported sex offenses assaults in 2017-2018. 
But wait, isn’t something missing?

I was also really struck by this in the executive summary: how does Uber stack up against other forms of transportation? Answer, per Uber: it’s hard to say. They note that NYC had 1,125 reported sex offenses assaults in 2017-2018. But wait, isn’t something missing?

Okay, well given your methodology, what percentage of sexual assaults in the U.S. would you estimate took place in Uber vehicles in 2018?

 @Nick Confessore  @kate conger These numbers aren't equivalent. Our data is much more inclusive and counts sexual assault reports to Uber that were not reported to police. More in the methodology section of the Safety Report at https://www.uber.com/us/en/about/reports/us-safety-report/.

Uber says 3,045 sexual assaults took place in its vehicles in 2018, per  @kate conger That’s a number equivalent to around one out of every 100 sexual assaults reported in the entire country, per DOJ stats. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/05/technology/uber-sexual-assaults-murders-deaths-safety.html?smid=n...

Scoop: Condé Nast in full damage control after British GQ named China’s President Xi Jinping and Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn on the magazine's annual list of the worst dressed men in the world. https://www.buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/gq-worst-dressed-removal

@Tom Perez also defended the debate criteria because “nobody who's been under 4% at this point in the cycle, no one who’s been under 4% historically, has ever been able to win the primary,” and added they would not lower the polling requirement for the December debate.

What's notable about this performative outrage is... no one is really outraged. No one is actually offended. No privacy was invaded. No one's feelings were really hurt. It's all just faux pearl clutching and gotcha.

The climate change story is going to become a personal finance story so much sooner than most of us think. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/05/climate/california-fire-insurance-climate.html?smid=nytcore-ios-s...

So here it is. @theprospect's entire site is given over to the politics and policy of a #GreenNewDeal today. Let's walk through it (big thread coming)  #GreenProspect

So here it is.  @American Prospect's entire site is given over to the politics and policy of a  #GreenNewDeal today. Let's walk through it (big thread coming) http://prospect.org  #GreenProspect

https://twitter.com/alexsalvinews/status/1202653401185546240

An Iowa voter accuses former VP Joe Biden of sending his son Hunter to Ukraine to work for Burisma. 

Biden responds to the allegation by calling the man a “damn liar” and challenging him to a push up contest.

An Iowa voter accuses former VP Joe Biden of sending his son Hunter to Ukraine to work for Burisma. Biden responds to the allegation by calling the man a “damn liar” and challenging him to a push up contest.

Go ahead, buy me a Peloton for Christmas. I won't be offended.

Amazingly, no one can figure out who the actress in the Peloton commercial is. Even more amazingly, some kind of social media womanhunt is underway. https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/twitter-peloton-actress-commercial-twitter-search

Sign of the times: Woody Johnson — a classic old-money establishment guy who got on the Trump train late, but early enough  to snag an ambassadorship — is now a “deep state” conspiracy guy, reports @juliaioffe.

Sign of the times: Woody Johnson — a classic old-money establishment guy who got on the Trump train late, but early enough to snag an ambassadorship — is now a “deep state” conspiracy guy, reports  @Julia Ioffe. https://www.gq.com/story/trump-is-waging-war-on-american-diplomats

I thought the point of Karlan's probably-better-left-unsaid "Barron" comparison was that we don't have aristocrats in America.

Kellyanne Conway w/absurd attacks on Professor Karlan on Fox & Friends: "If you went to work today to manicure nails, to manicure lawn, if you went to work with a jackhammer or a welding machine  ... that woman yesterday looks her nose down on you ... who the hell are you, lady?"

Kellyanne Conway w/absurd attacks on Professor Karlan on Fox & Friends: "If you went to work today to manicure nails, to manicure lawn, if you went to work with a jackhammer or a welding machine ... that woman yesterday looks her nose down on you ... who the hell are you, lady?"

we need more journalists brave enough to quote tweet the president and add two words of carefully selected snark

In the 2001 campaign, it was abundantly clear to folks covering it that he didn’t understand the role of political and government journalists and that reporting had been added to his product to make it more profitable.

Rs didn’t start coalescing around the Barron comment until late in the day. It was really all they had to go on to do what Will describes below because Dems had for the most part starved the outrage machine of oxygen https://news.yahoo.com/boredom-not-public-persuasion-is-the-goal-in-judiciary-phase-of-impeachment-2...

 @Hugh Hewitt The Barron thing illustrates how contemporary politics works. It’s not about the merits. It’s about finding something “your side” can talk about for the next 24 hours. Inflate as needed.

We found that the operator of Costa Brava, one of Beirut’s coastal landfills—which anyone driving the highway has smelled—is adding water to the trash he collects so he can inflate the weight and bill the government more. He’s close with the former PM. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/03/world/middleeast/lebanon-protests-corruption.html?smid=nytcore-io...

Uhhhh the Washington Post reached out to Lindsey Graham and Devin Nunes with a fact-checking inquiry, and got a call back from...John Solomon

Uhhhh the Washington Post reached out to Lindsey Graham and Devin Nunes with a fact-checking inquiry, and got a call back from...John Solomon https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/12/04/gop-tries-connect-dots-biden-ukraine-comes-up-sho...

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